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Transmission issues with the 9 speed automatic
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By R Small
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2015 Acura TLX Technology Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)


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I purchased a 2015 Acura TLX v6 with technology package back in December 2015 and have many positives to say about the car, but unfortunately the 9 speed transmission frustrations kill my enjoyment of the car. The shifting is erratic, especially the shift between 2nd-3rd gears. The shift into 3rd gear causes the car to jerk, while all higher gears shift like butter. I've taken the car to the dealer, and they've stated it is normal for this transmission. That is not acceptable to me when purchasing a luxury sedan. If Acura can resolve this issue, it would be a great car. There are a fair number of others who have similar issues (based on forums).


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Coulda been a contender
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By D Stewart
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2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)


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If not for the horrible transmission, the TLX V6 SH-AWD would be a great car. However, this transmission has no clue what gear it should be in at times. At a short and/or rolling stop, the transmission can't find first gear until the engine revs and then the car lurches forward. Travelling at around 30 miles an hour, you give it gas to accelerate.. the car has a huge lag. I'd have given the car a 1 star but I like the rest of the vehicle


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The 9 Speed ZF Transmission RUINS this car!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Wes Beard
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2015 Acura TLX Advance Package 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 9A)


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If you are considering this vehicle, please test drive the car. Make sure you drive it in stop and go traffic. I test drove one, and my transmission issues started a week after. The transmission is TERRIBLE in this otherwise beautiful car. Shame on Acura for doing this to this TLX. The transmission jerk horribly when shifting in lower gears. Stop and go traffic makes me so angry, because the car shifts like it has a washing machine full of bricks under the hood.


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Do Not Buy Until Acura Fixes Transmission Issue
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Chris Rayala
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2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD w/Advance Package 4dr Sedan AWD (3.5L 6cyl 9A)


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Before you buy this car, head on to the Acurazine website and search "TLX transmission". You will learn from a 9-page thread that a lot of owners are very upset about the TLX shifting hard between the 2nd to 3rd gear. The problem seems to be with the new ZF 9-speed transmission. It doesn't seem like Acura has a solution to the problem yet. [HTML removed]


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Great Great Value
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By michelt
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2015 Acura TLX Technology Package 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 8AM)


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I've had this car for only a few weeks and i'm quite impress by how it delivers on all fronts. It is a quite and comfortable cruiser. I average 38 MPG on a 250 mile trip cruising at around 70MPH. You can really feel the different driving modes from Econ to Sport +, absolutely love the 8 spd DSG, no lag or kick whatsover. The 2.4L never feels underpowered. I know that there are cars that are faster and handle better but you would have to take them on a track to see it. Sound system is crystal clear


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ELS sound system is awsome Great fuel economy Quick and agile, comfortable and quite E-mail nav destinations through acura link Reading text message Brake hold is conveniant in city traffic High quality throughout


Worst Features

Nav system takes a while to get used to but once you get more familiar, it is easy to use.


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